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“Family Friendly, Great Food/Service”

Los Patios Restaurant
Ranked #60 of 229 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Los Patios has been a long time favorite of my family. We love the atmosphere, the friendly service, and of course the food. Carlos, the owner, is always around, and the servers are kind and attentive. We have come here as a couple, with our entire extended family, and with our newborn and they have always made accommodations. I will always continue to say that Los Patios is the hidden gem of Mexican Cuisine in San Clemente!

Thank Spencer H
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

I hate to make it sound as good as it is because I do not want it overcrowded as some of the other good Mexican restaurants in San Clemente are. But to be honest with you this is our favorite Mexican restaurant in town. As I mentioned in the title the Rellanos del Mar are to die for. They are 2 poblano chiles stuffed with shrimp and crab with a delicious sauce. Almost always have to take one of them home in a doggie bag. Another need to try is the chile verde burrito.

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Thank Steve J
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a rather pricey Mexican Restaurant that is not a comfortable dining experience.
The indoor table that we chose is next to where the owner hangs out and plays with his
computer that emits sounds. We guess he is playing a game but it is annoying to us.
Two visits and he did the same both times. Food is OK but needs to be served hotter—
not spicy but fire hot. When you ask for service they give you the impression that you
are imposing on them. Chili Verde was passable but needed more sauce. Fish tacos
were not good as the fish had to much breading and the tortilla was limp. Beans and
rice are cold. We wonder how this place stays in business; they won't have ours in the
future.

1  Thank Lighthouse2006
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

We have visited Los Patios twice now and both times, the food was fantastic. The salsa and chips are good, a little heat to the salsa. The menu has all the standards and quite a few house specialties that are a little more creative. Being near the beach they also have a good variety of seafood dishes. The ceviche is good and fresh and available with fish, shrimp or both. The enchiladas are authentic and the sauce is delicious. The seafood stuffed chile rellenos are unbelievable. Service can be a little slow when busy but so worth it. There is also a nice patio for an enjoyable weekend lunch. This place is located in a plaza in old town and a little hidden but your search will be rewarded. This is our new go to place for fresh Mexican.

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Thank Roadtrp23
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Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile


We evaluate a Mexican Restaurant by the salsa and we were right! It was average.
Excellent service, cute and quaint with just OK Mexican food. Needs spice!
Good margaritas and large menu selection.
Parking at their lot.
Happy hour available.

Thank Kelly R
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